This Blind Golden Retriever Has His Own Seeing-Eye Dog Companion
In 2016, Charlie lost both of his eyes from glaucoma. His left eye was removed in 2016 and his right was taken out a year later.
His owners, Chelsea and Adam Stipe, decided to get a puppy who turned out to be a savior for Charlie.
As the two dogs became friends, Maverick began to notice that something was different about Charlie.
“When they would play, Maverick would realize that Charlie would lose the toy sometimes, so (Maverick) would pick it up and put it back in front of him to re-engage playtime,” Chelsea said.
From there, the four-month-old began anticipating Charlie’s needs and helped make life easier for the senior dog however he could.
Even during walks, the two dogs learned how to support each other.
“They almost turn into little sled dogs where they’ll walk together,” Chelsea said.
With a friendship so wholesome and pure, it’s no wonder Charlie and Maverick went on to become internet sensations. The sweet pair were recently featured on the mega popular Twitter account WeRateDogs and were given a rare score of 14/10!
You can follow Charlie and Maverick’s adventures on their Instagram.